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Mind Eraser's new trains weren't really publicized last year. The park only announced VR, so we were stunned (and pleased) to find the vest restraints as well.

 

They make the ride so much better, it went from a never again ride to a try to do once a trip ride

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Mind Eraser's new trains weren't really publicized last year. The park only announced VR, so we were stunned (and pleased) to find the vest restraints as well.

The park actually announced the trains at the same time they announced VR. It was the same press release for Mind Eraser’s 20th anniversary.

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Hi went to my home park today and just wanted to give a little report with some pics.

 

We got there about 11:15 and went right to Superman. Got right in line for the back and was talking to the associate. Superman was only running one train today. It seems the other train is being put together so it will be a short time before both are up and running. He said they didn't rush because of the cold weather. It isn't good for those trains to sit idle. He mentioned they are looking into putting heaters into the station after I was talking about Nitro and how they run it in such cold. Maybe if it works out we can see Superman for Holiday in the Parks. The ride rode great, lots of air time this is still one of my favorite steel.

 

We have the dining plan and I swear the lines for the food were longer than the rides today. We ate at Macho Nacho (no change there, it's decent) For dinner we ate at Take 6, however some of my family got the fish and chips. Everything was good and saw no changes. For snacks my daughter got a cheesy bread at the new restaurants in Gotham City. It has meatball grinders, pizza and cheese bread and something else. This is the one right across from the ladder walk. Also right next door is another new Mexican. It is not a make your own stuff like Macho Nacho and pretty much has the same thing. We saw no change in making drinks easier to get with the refillable cups.

 

We rode Wicked Cyclone, Pandemonium, Wave Swinger, Batman, Joker, Gauntlet and bumper cars. Everything was running great and we had a lot of fun. We especially enjoy these bumper cars. The best ones I have been on. Wicked Cyclone was running one train and Batman was running two.

 

The tea cups work in the old Buzz Saw spot.

 

The pain job and entrance for Riddler Revenge looks so much better than Mind eraser. I think it looks good.

 

Where they put the sphere between Riddler and Harley Quinn is tight. It will be so close when it shoots up. Also I see that walking path being crowded.

 

The entrance in once past security was the old Discover lane is now a Members Pass Only line. Other wise not much difference.

 

The new bathrooms across from Take 6 are great! The old ones were the worst on the property. I like the speed trap in the old stage, it looks good.

 

We left about 5:30 it started getting too cold. Overall a great day and it was nice to be back.

 

I have a few pics I took of some of the changes in Gotham City.

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Tea cups look good!

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Harley Quinn Queue area

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Harley Quinn queue area

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Harley Quinn queue area

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^ I was there too. Lines were pretty much non-existent despite one train operations on all major coasters except Batman, Joker, Pandemonium, and Gotham City Gauntlet.

 

I was impressed by the uptime of the rides despite the colder temperatures combined with opening weekend. I knew Goliath, Blizzard River, and the Tea Cups would be closed going in, but outside of that, the only ride I noticed closed was Scream during the last hour of park operation.

 

Most of the coasters were running extremely well despite the temperatures. Superman wasn't quite up to summer speeds yet in the second half, but even a slightly slower Superman is still one of the best coasters around.

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SFOT's Riddler Revenge looked amazing at night so I'm looking forward to it.

 

My girlfriend and I were actually commenting on our last Superman ride at night how dark the South End/Gotham City loomed relative to the rest of the park. Harley should fix that.

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Well we went to our home park today and it was really a glorious day......arrived right after opening at 12:15 pm with the temp in the low 40's but bright sun.....I took the kids without my wife so I was not able to ride any of the big stuff - however I did sneak a ride on Batman while the kids rode Crime Wave.....anyway the cold temps and being a Monday the crowds were non-existent - probably the least amount of people I have seen there except maybe that day last September when rain closed the park early around 3pm......that day I rode Superman in pounding rain which was pretty painful but a good memory.....anyway in 4 hrs and 15 minutes we managed to ride Pandemonium, Thunderbolt, Catwomans Whip, Gotham City Gauntlet, Crime Wave, and Batman (me only).....wait times for all rides were less than 5 minutes.....so great

 

Loved the changes where HQ went up.....they moved the Tea Cups to where Buzz Saw was and put Slingshot right in front of The Riddler Revenge which is a great retheming of Mind Eraser......the ride looks great - the orange/greens are really bright.....IDK if I will ride HQ but the ride looks awesome.......I feel like Slingshot is pretty close to Riddler Revenge......

 

Goliath was closed and I'm not sure what they are doing to it or putting in.....the covered area that I think is the extended queue area was being worked on......then as we walked around to the south side of the ride I noticed a piece of track on the ground and a gap in the track in the station (zoom up on my picture - you may be able to see it).....not an expert on coasters but maybe they take the train off that way or some sort of repair.....wondering what they are doing to the ride.....honestly I have only rode it once, ever, and I walked off with a major headache.....man it banged my head around....

 

Anyway a nice half day opener....we will be back many more times all the way through December - we loved Holiday in the Park....enjoy the pics...

 

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Closed sign at Goliath - hadn't heard it wasn't working

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Overflow queue area at Goliath - theres something going on here but not sure

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Piece of track laying on the ground - zoom up, theres a gap in the track in the station (took train out this way?)

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Line at Pandemonium was non existent today - unheard of, kids loved it, we rode it like 8 times

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Shot of The Riddler Revenge from the top of Gotham City Gauntlet - I love the new paint job on this thing

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Entrance of The Riddler Revenge

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Walk area in front of The Riddler Revenge - New location of Slingshot is to the right

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More Riddler Revenge

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More Riddler Revenge - with train, love the colors, very bright

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Tea Cups was moved to where Buzz Saw was to make room for Harley Quinn

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New DC Gotham City entrance sign and Harley Quinn in the background

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More HQ

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Close up of HQ

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Other side of HQ

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Leaving DC area

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^ I'm pretty sure I was there that rainy day in September. I arrived a half hour before closing, which was a bummer, but it was enough time to process my season pass and get rides on Wicked Cyclone and Superman.

 

Great photos of opening day. I was honestly shocked to see they were open all through this week considering how light the crowds were yesterday. If I were closer, I'd definitely drop in after work to get some line-free rides.

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^ I'm pretty sure I was there that rainy day in September. I arrived a half hour before closing, which was a bummer, but it was enough time to process my season pass and get rides on Wicked Cyclone and Superman.

 

Great photos of opening day. I was honestly shocked to see they were open all through this week considering how light the crowds were yesterday. If I were closer, I'd definitely drop in after work to get some line-free rides.

 

Ya it was Sunday Sept. 3 last year.....it was off and on rain all day - we got there around 1:00 and by maybe 3:30 it wasn''t letting up so as we were headed to ride Superman we heard the announcement that the park was closing at 4pm I think......so we were able to get on the last Superman ride of the day and when the train pulled out onto the lift hill it was just dumping rain.....heavy....but theres SFNE just sending trains up lift hills like nothing doing lol.......anyway when we went down the drop it was basically mini bullets in my face the whole way......everyone should experience it once but don't do it again....lol

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^When you were there in 2015 did you get a ride on Wicked Cyclone? Really maxing ride....we joined as members during SFNE Labor Day sale they have every year and that’s when I got back into coasters....this ride was one of the first biggies I rode that year and man was it intense.....all time favorite on my list....admittedly my list is short but it’s growing.....

 

The park has seen a real string of successful upgrades since.....a Larson Loop added in 2016 (Fireball) then 4D coaster in 2017 (Joker) and now Harley Quinn Zamperala swinging monstrosity opening June 2....sorry IDK the technical name

For this ride....it swings massively back and forth while spinning....honestly IDK if I’ll ride it....lol

 

With these new rides added the park has moved stuff around and returned rides like Mind Eraser to Riddlers Revenge with amazing paint job.....they need to upgrade Batman to make the south section of the park complete but really the last few years have been great....IDK where they will be able to add new stuff now....so they have usable property there? Maybe on the other side of the road where the overflow parking is....

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^ It's a Zamperla Giant Discovery.

 

IDK....I don’t think I can this one....it seems all too hokey to ride....I’m cool with coasters of any size but this thing is scaring the poop outta me....IDK why...sorry

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It's absolutely beautiful today- sunny, 60 degrees- and the crowds have come out accordingly.

 

Unfortunately Superman's second train still isn't ready and the queue is at the 90 minute mark. Fortunately there was that season pass perk to get one free flash pass before Memorial Day.

 

Everything else has a wait equal to a summer Sunday.

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I have a gold level, so not sure if it is on other levels as well. But I walked into the Flash Pass office, showed them the coupon from the app, and then they gave me one of those paper flash passes good for one ride. You had to declare the ride at the office.

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I have a gold level, so not sure if it is on other levels as well. But I walked into the Flash Pass office, showed them the coupon from the app, and then they gave me one of those paper flash passes good for one ride. You had to declare the ride at the office.

 

Thats good to know going to take advantage of that

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Does anyone know if you also have to declare the rides for the diamond elite passes when you pick them up each visit? Once you have them do you just enter the rides through the flash pass entrance any time during the day?

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^ If the perk is the one time Flash Pass, I'm pretty sure you'll have to declare the ride in advance. That is what I've had to do int he past whenever I get paper Flash Passes in lieu of an exit pass for a ride breakdown or Q bot technical issue.

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I think the best way to do it is tour the park as normal. When you hit a line you want to skip, backtrack and grab it then. I thought it was going to be a general pass at first so I wasn't expecting to have to declare the ride on the spot.

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Yes, you need to pick your ride(s) in advance. I have Diamond Elite membership and I have to go to the Flash pass office to get my skip the line passes. They always ask me what rides I want to skip the line on. And yes, you enter through the Flash pass entrance anytime, day or night.

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